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Mike Nichols

 
Date Of Birth:
November 06, 1931 (90)
Birth Place:
Berlin, GERMANY
Bio:
Mike Nichols has been a director of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His Broadway directing credits include Death of Salesman, Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot, for all of which he was awarded the Tony for ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 06, 1931 (90)

Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY

Bio:
Mike Nichols has been a director of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His Broadway directing credits include Death of Salesman, Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot, for all of which he was awarded the Tony for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1960
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[West End, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Producer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Producer
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Producer
 
[West End, 1978]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Producer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director

Writing

Playwright

Photos

Penny Marshall and Mike Nichols attends a Barbecue at Gracie Mansion on June 1, 1988  Photo

Penny Marshall and Mike Nichols attends a Barbecue at Gracie Mansion on June 1, 1988 in New York City.

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Date:
12/20/2018
Tom Viertel, Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer Photo

Tom Viertel, Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer

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Date:
11/08/2014
Mike Nichols & Diane Sawyer Photo

Mike Nichols & Diane Sawyer

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Date:
11/08/2014
Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer Photo

Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer

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Date:
11/08/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1960
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[US Tour, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Director

[West End, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Producer

[US Tour, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Broadway, 2004]
Producer

[Broadway, 2003]
Producer

[Broadway, 2002]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Producer

Director

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Producer

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1984]
Producer

Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1984]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Director

[Broadway, 1984]
Director

[Broadway, 1981]
Producer

[Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Producer

[Broadway, 1980]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Producer

[West End, 1978]
Producer

[Broadway, 1977]
Producer

Director

[Broadway, 1977]
Producer

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

[Broadway, 1967]
Director

[Broadway, 1966]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director

Writing
Playwright

Mike Nichols Biography

Mike Nichols has been a director of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His Broadway directing credits include Death of Salesman, Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot, for all of which he was awarded the Tony for Best Direction. Film credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; The Graduate (Academy Award for Best Direction); Catch 22; Carnal Knowledge; Silkwood; Working Girl; Postcards From The Edge; Regarding Henry; The Birdcage; Primary Colors; Closer and Charlie Wilson‚Äôs War and for HBO ‚ÄúWit‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAngels in America.‚ÄĚ


Mike Nichols Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Special Citation Award Gold Star
Mike Nichols
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Drama League Awards - 2005 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Gold Star
Mike Nichols
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Mike Nichols , Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Special Theatrical Event
Mike Nichols, Whoopi the 2th Anniversary Show
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Special Theatrical Event
Mike Nichols, The Play What I Wrote
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Mike Nichols, The Real Thing
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, The Real Thing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Director - Play
Mike Nichols, The Gin Game
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Play
Mike Nichols, The Gin Game
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Play
Mike Nichols, The Gin Game
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Comedians
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Direction of a Play
Mike Nichols , Streamers
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Direction of a Play
Mike Nichols , Comedians
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Annie
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Director - Play
Mike Nichols, Streamers
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Direction of a Play
Mike Nichols, Uncle Vanya
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1968 - Other Awards Gold Star
Mike Nichols
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Plaza Suite
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Direction of a Musical
Mike Nichols, The Apple Tree
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1965 - Other Awards Gold Star
Mike Nichols
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols , The Odd Couple
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Luv
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Mike Nichols, Barefoot in the Park

Mike Nichols News

Tony Winner John Rubinstein to Star in EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND at Theatre We Photo Tony Winner John Rubinstein to Star in EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND at Theatre West
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

THEATRE WEST & NEW LA REPERTORY will present Tony Winner John Rubinstein, performing as General Eisenhower in Richard Hellesen’s world premiere EISENHOWER:  This Piece Of Ground.  Opening October 28th, 2022 at Theatre West. 

Drummer And Film Producer Richard Baratta's MUSIC IN FILM: THE SEQUEL Is Out Now Photo Drummer And Film Producer Richard Baratta's MUSIC IN FILM: THE SEQUEL Is Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Drummer Richard Baratta's sophomore studio album Music in Film: The Sequel is an exciting follow up to his 2020 studio debut Music in Film: The Reel Deal, which went on to earn a GRAMMY nomination for arranger and pianist Bill O'Connell and racked up over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify.

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

Adele, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eminem Are Now a Tony Award Away from an EGOT Photo Adele, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eminem Are Now a Tony Award Away from an EGOT
by Team BWW - Sep 5, 2022

With their big wins at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Adele, and Eminem are one step closer to EGOT status. The only award left to achieve for all four... is a Tony Award.

John Lithgow to Direct World Premiere of Douglas McGrath's EVERYTHING'S FINE Off-Broa Photo John Lithgow to Direct World Premiere of Douglas McGrath's EVERYTHING'S FINE Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Everything’s Fine, a world premiere autobiographical one-man play written and performed by Academy Award-nominated writer, actor and director Douglas McGrath, and directed by two-time Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow, will open Thursday, October 13, 2022 for a limited engagement at the DR2 Theatre.

Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath Photo Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  starring Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and directed by Lindsay Posner, which will play Theatre Royal Bath from 13 January to 11 February 2023.

Stratford Festival Releases Plans for RENT and SPAMALOT In 2023 Season Photo Stratford Festival Releases Plans for RENT and SPAMALOT In 2023 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 14, 2022

Plans for RENT AND SPAMALOT At The Stratford Festival this 2023 season have just been released.

Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September Photo Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 12, 2022

Returning to Birdland after the sold-out debut of this show in April, Akers once again takes a look back at some of the songs that first brought her attention in cabaret as well as on Broadway, television, and recordings: works by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures.

Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer Photo Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.

The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL Photo The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season‚ÄĒtheir fourth--with Edward Albee‚Äôs acclaimed masterwork, Who‚Äôs Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.

Mike Nichols Videos

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021

Christine Baranski discusses working in film and television during a pandemic and shares her most memorable Tony Awards moments.

VIDEO: Mark Harris Calls AN EVENING WITH NICHOLS & MAY 'The HAMILTON Of Its Moment' VideoVIDEO: Mark Harris Calls AN EVENING WITH NICHOLS & MAY 'The HAMILTON Of Its Moment'
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2021

Journalist Mark Harris is the author of the new book, 'Mike Nichols: A Life,' which explores the incredible career of the hugely influential actor, director, and Broadway performer, Mike Nichols.

VIDEO: CBS SUNDAY MORNING on the Life of Stage and Screen Director Mike Nichols VideoVIDEO: CBS SUNDAY MORNING on the Life of Stage and Screen Director Mike Nichols
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2021

CBS Sunday Morning aired a feature on stage and screen director Mike Nichols. A biography on the director and comedian, Mike Nichols: A Life, was just recently released.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEP VideoVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has kept herself laughing during quarantine by dressing up as different characters, including a homegrown take on the villain Cruella de Vil. You can see Glenn Close in 'Hillbilly Elegy' on Netflix.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2020

Cynthia Nixon calls in to the show to talk about her exciting role on the Netflix series 'Ratched,' how she's been trying to walk her cat during quarantine, and the creepy costumes that she and her kids have worn for Halloween.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Compares 2020 to the AIDS Crisis on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Compares 2020 to the AIDS Crisis on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2020

Cynthia Nixon shares how the events of this year compare to the AIDS crisis, discusses how the political climate in New York has changed since she ran for governor and expands on her New York Times op-ed.

BWW Exclusive: Christine Baranski Sings 'The Love You Left Behind' on FANCY NANCY VideoBWW Exclusive: Christine Baranski Sings 'The Love You Left Behind' on FANCY NANCY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2020

Christine Baranski voices a lead role in Disneya??s a?oeFancy Nancya?? animated series and this Sundaya??s new episode features a beautiful song by her character, Mrs. Devine.

VIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET VideoVIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" will bring her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning this Tuesday, November 19th. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée shares a priceless anecdote about legendary (pre-Carson) a?oeTonight Showa?? host Jack Paar:

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird  VideoBWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird Johnson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Barbara Garrick gives us a lesson on Lady Bird Johnson.

VIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN! VideoVIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

Anna Camp talks about Dolly Parton's reaction to her singing in 'Perfect Harmony.'


Mike Nichols Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mike Nichols been in?
Mike Nichols has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Mike Nichols been in?
Mike Nichols has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mike Nichols been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Special Citation Award (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for Whoopi the 20th Anniversary Show , Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for The Play What I Wrote , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Real Thing , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Real Thing , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gin Game , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Gin Game , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Gin Game , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Comedians , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Streamers , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Comedians , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Annie , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Streamers , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Prisoner of Second Avenue , Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Plaza Suite , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Apple Tree , Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Luv and Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Barefoot in the Park .

What awards has Mike Nichols won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Special Citation Award (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards), Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesman, Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot, Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Real Thing, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Comedians, Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Annie, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Plaza Suite, Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Luvand Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Barefoot in the Park.

How many shows has Mike Nichols written?
Mike Nichols has written 1 shows including An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May (Playwright).